Saturday, February 4, 2012

Crab Martins

This original recipe comes from my dad, Marty. He and I share a passion for all things food and cooking! He makes hearty, tasty food, and these killer appetizers are no exception! We both agree these Crab Martins will WOW your guests at your next dinner party! Enjoy!
1 pound cleaned dungeonous crab meat, chopped
2 small shallots, minced
1/4 c. red onion, minced
1/4 c. red bell pepper, minced
10 green olives, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbl capers
Mayonnaise (to your desired taste and consistency)
1 Tbl Dijon mustard
1 Tbl sweet pickle relish
1 fresh baguette
Olive oil
Gruyere Cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 250F 
In a large bowl, combine shallots, red onion, red bell pepper, sliced olives, garlic and capers. Add crab meat to veggie mixture. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and sweet pickle relish. Stir well. Add mayo mixture to crab and veggies. Mix thoroughly. Season with salt & pepper.

Slice baguette in ¼ to ½ “ slices and place on a cookie sheet. Brush bread with good olive oil. Add a generous spoonful of crab mixture on each baguette slice. Top each slice with shredded gruyere cheese. Bake at 250 degrees until warm and cheese melts

Garnish each Crab Martin with a pinch of paprika for color. Enjoy!

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